There are photos that aren’t as simple as they might seem… there’s a story behind them, something special. A glance is not enough, they catch us and make us look closer. Photos can evoke a variety of emotions: sorrow, happiness, tenderness, but never ever leave us indifferent.
Our team selected 15 photos for you, showing that kindness is love.
Little houses like this are provided for stray cats in Turkey. The words ’This is my house. Please don’t damage’ are written on it.
So different, but still together
© Christinne Muschi / Reuters
A tender friendship between a cow and a cat on a farm in Quebec, Canada.
© Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters
The elephants are throwing water on the villagers during the celebration of the New Year (Songkran) in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, Thailand.
A little donkey saved from the flood was so happy that it seemed to be smiling.
© Claus Fisker / Scanpix Denmark / Reuters
Danish policeman playing a guessing game with a little migrant girl in Denmark.
Kindness is everywhere
A flight attendant feeding an old man who has recently undergone a stroke.
Joy of life
© Mariana Bazo / Reuters
Paralyzed dogs get a chance to move and live a happy life as they used to. Lima, Peru
Happy birthday to you
A Zookeeper presents a walrus with a birthday cake made of herring.
© Putu Sayoga / Getty
Ridwan Sururi is selecting new books for a specialized moving library while a boy is looking for something interesting to read. Indonesia
Naoto Matsumura is the only person who wasn’t afraid of living in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone. He left the town with the others, but then returned to take care of animals left at home.
On the way home
© Thomas Mukoya / Reuters
Two boys on their way home after school. Nairobi, Kenya
During the flood not far from Noakhali District, in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, a boy named Bilal saw a sinking young deer away from its family. Risking his life, he saved the animal from drowning.
Across the blue field
© Toby Melville / Reuters
Two girls running across the field of bluebells. Marlborough, South England
Being kind is easier than it seems
When a mother of five was urgently hospitalized, these young policemen washed all of the dishes in the house and prepared a lunch for the kids.
Life is going on
© Carlos Barria / Reuters
An old woman playing with a kitten near her house. Shanghai, China
Helping a rocket fly
© Taylor Weidman / Getty
A young man’s jumping up in the air as a sign of joy at the festival of rockets in Bung Bang Fai to celebrate the long-awaited rainy season. Yasothon, Thailand
More than just a photo
© J. Steinfeld, National Geographic 1987
Prof. Zbigniew Religa who was a Polish pioneer in heart transplantation surgery sits after a successful 23-hour operation, his assistant sleeping in the corner.